Down below is a list that composes of great activities you can do this weekend from Friday, March 3rd to Sunday, March 5th! It's officially the FIRST weekend of March and spring is rapidly approaching! So, it's time to embrace the Montreal weather and enjoy the insane things you can do this weekend! Start planning your weekend extra early with your closest friends, because you are going to want to do everything on this list!
1. Enjoy This Weekend And Go To Montréal en Lumière
MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE is one of the largest winter festivals in the world, an annual celebration registering 1,300,000 festival site visits from fans experiencing the joy of Montreal wintertime through a unique program combining performing arts, gastronomy, free outdoor family activities, and a full night of exquisitely original discoveries!
When: February 23 to March 11, 2017
2. Enjoy This Weekend And Go See The First Showing Of The Movie Before I Fall
What if you had only one day to change absolutely everything? Samantha Kingston has everything: the perfect friends, the perfect guy, and a seemingly perfect future. Then, everything changes. After one fateful night, Sam wakes up with no future at all. Trapped reliving the same day over and over, she begins to question just how perfect her life really was. As she begins to untangle the mystery of a life suddenly derailed, she must also unwind the secrets of the people closest to her, and discover the power of a single day to make a difference, not just in her own life, but in the lives of those around her—before she runs out of time for good.
When: In Theaters Friday, March 3rd, 2017
3. Enjoy This Weekend And Go To La Nuit Tribe
As part of Montreal's 14th Nuit blanche, the Phi Centre reimagined La Nuit Tribe, a multidisciplinary happening that combines musical performances (including Tupi Collective, ABAKOS and Mark Clennon), visual arts (Pony), and virtual reality.
As Montreal's 375th anniversary festivities get into full swing, La Nuit Tribe will showcase modern-day Montreal's diversity and energy, 50 years after Expo 67. In collaboration with LNDMRK, Moonshine and Cult MTL, the Phi Centre will celebrate its openness and innovation until the wee hours of the morning.
Again this year, visitors will have the opportunity to explore various virtual reality experiences in the Virtual Reality Garden, a unique space in Montreal dedicated to presenting the latest, most innovative works in the field.
Where: PHI Centre - 407 Rue Saint-Pierre
When: From Saturday, Mar 4, 9:00 pm To Sunday, Mar 5, 3:00 am
4. Enjoy This Weekend And Go To Nuit Blanche
For one night only, there will over 200 hundred amazing (mostly free) events and experiences to choose from. And this year, the Nuit Blanche theme is none other than Expo '67. There will be zip lines, night tubing, urban slides, a Ferris wheel, a curling zone, and outdoor concerts. Plus everything on site is 100% free!
When: From Saturday, Mar 4, 5:00 pm To Sunday, Mar 5, 4:00 am
5. Enjoy This Weekend And Go See The Underground Art
With Montreal currently being snowed in, it makes sense for us to migrate underground to escape these very un-spring like conditions. Art Souterrain, which runs from February 26th until March 13th, is a great way to beat the cold and features over 100 projects by contemporary photo, video, performance, and installation artists.
When: February 26th until March 13th
Where: All over Montreal
6. Enjoy This Weekend And Go To The Art Matters Festival
Concordia University has its very own student-run arts festival called Art Matters. They feature free events and activities each year and the festival runs from March 4 to March 25, 2017.
When: From March 4 to March 25, 2017
Where: Sir George Williams campus of Concordia University
7. Enjoy This Weekend And Go To The Barbie Expo
This is haute couture on display, a gathering of the world’s most elite designers. This is Barbie seen at her fashionable best, a stunningly beautiful collection chicly modeled by the 11½-inch fashion icon.
When: All Week!
Where: Les Cours Mont-Royal
8. Enjoy This Weekend And Go To The Wim Delvoye Exhibition
When: Sturday, March 4th from 8 PM to 11 PM
Where: 465 St-Jean Street
9. Enjoy This Weekend And Go To Baskin Robins
We’ve been fortunate enough to enjoy some sunshine and a taste of Spring, reminding us that hot Summer days are around the corner ... for our friends at Baskin-Robbins, that’s just another reason to celebrate! The Kirkland location will be offering 0.31 cent junior scoops to all!
When: Saturday, March 4th, 2017 - 12:00 PM until 04:00 PM
Where: 2752 St. Charles Blvd. Kirkland
Price: $0.31 for a junior scoop
10. Enjoy This Weekend And Go Rock Climbing
Enjoy the massive rock climbing walls at Allez Up this weekend with some of your closest friends! On Sunday, you are your buddies and rock climb, boulder, and much more! It's a great workout and a lot of fun.
When: Sunday, March 5th, from 1-5 pm
Illuminart is a new circuit fusing art, lighting and technology, unfolding through downtown Montreal. Aimed at an inquisitive audience eager to discover and explore, Illuminart assembles projects by artists, creators, engineers, set designers, graphic designers and videographers from home and abroad. Our illuminated urban space springs to life, becoming a must-see destination for creativity, inspiration and shared experience thanks to works that are at once surprising, impressive and entertaining.
Where: Quartier des spectacles
When: February 22 to March 11, 2017,
12. Enjoy This Weekend And Go See Pierce The Veil
Pierce the Veil is an American rock band from San Diego, California. Formed in 2006, the band was founded by brothers Vic and Mike Fuentes
When: Friday, March 3, 2017 at 7:00 PM
Where: Metropolis, 59 Sainte-Catherine Street East
13. Enjoy This Weekend And Go See No Culture Tour - Mother Mother
Mother Mother is a Canadian indie rock band based in Vancouver, British Columbia. The band consists of Ryan Guldemond on guitar and vocals, Molly Guldemond on vocals and keyboard, Jasmin Parkin on keyboard and vocals, and Ali Siadat on drums. Longtime bassist Jeremy Page left the band in 2016.
When: Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 8:30 PM
Where: L'Astral, 305 Ste Catherine West
14. Enjoy This Weekend And Go To Hot Yoga At Enso
Another way to sit back and relax this winter with your special someone is by doing some yoga. Yoga is a great way to relax and release stress. I suggest going to one of Montreal’s many yoga studios. My personal favorite is hot yoga at Ensō where you sweat your stress away and pretend like you are in a rain forest enjoying some good old yoga!
Price: $10 for community class
Where: 1470 Rue Peel #100, Montréal
15. Enjoy This Weekend And Go Zip-Lining In Old Montreal
Open this winter in Old Montreal! For the first time, MTL Zipline will be open every weekend this winter from 11am to 5pm. Have a rush of adrenaline on your date with something new to the two of you and Montreal this winter, or as usual this summer!
Price: $ 19.99 +tx
16. Enjoy This Weekend And Go To The Melvin Charney’s Sculpture Garden
Time to get your sculpting on with a hot chocolate at the Melvin Charney’s sculpture garden, which is an extension of the CCA. This garden contains multiple sculptures that you can enjoy observing over a warm cup of hot chocolate and a beautiful sunset in this spring weather.
17. Enjoy This Weekend And Go To Crew Collective Café
Don’t just spend your weekend at any old cafe, instead I suggest heading to this absolutely gorgeous cafe during Reading Week! The Collective Crew Café is open until 10 during the week and 8 during the weekend. This cafe isn’t only stunning with its architecture, but it is also romantic and a great place to be productive!
18. Enjoy This Weekend And Go To The Butterflies Go Free Exhibit
Step into the almost spa-like setting of the Main Exhibition Greenhouse, where the heat and the flowers’ sweet fragrance help you forget winter. All around you, hundreds of colourful butterflies flit joyously about amidst the lush greenery, filling you with a sense of lightness and inviting you to relax.
When: February 23 to April 30, 2017
Where: Montreal Botanical Gardens - 4101, rue Sherbrooke Est
19. Enjoy This Weekend And Go To Le Ceramic Café
One of my personal favourite places is Le Céramic Café. It’s a great place where you can create art, relax, enjoy food, and overall have fun! You can choose whichever mold you like and the fun takes off from there! It’s a great way to distract you from being cold and it's a great activity to cross off your bucket list.
20. Enjoy This Weekend And Go Pole Dancing
Why not step out of your comfort zone this winter and try pole dancing with your BFF! Not only is it a great workout, but it’s super fun and you will have a great time! I suggest trying Milan Pole Dance Studio where you can have fun, laugh at each other, and laugh at yourselves. This is something that needs to be crossed off everyone's bucket list!
Where: 50 Rue Saint-Jacques